Dr. Balgopal is a social work educator, researcher, and practitioner with more than sixty years of teaching, curriculum development, research, consultation, and practice experience. His areas of expertise are social work with immigrants and refugees; cultural pluralism; international community social work; and social work interventions with individuals, groups, and families.
Doctor of Philosophy in Social Work – 1971, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana
Master of Science in Social Service – 1962, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts
Diploma in Social Service Administration (Equivalent to M.S.W.) – 1959 Madras School of Social Work, Madras, India
Bachelor of Arts –1957, Nagpur University, Nagpur, India
Current Academic Appointments:
2000 – Present Professor Emeritus, School of Social Work, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
1996 – Present Professor Emeritus, Department of Asian American Studies, University of Illinois, Urbana-ChampaignBack to Faculty & Staff Directory